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Articles by BelltownJane

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Waterfront – DPD’s Summary of Recommendations

The City Council will be considering changes to the downtown properties adjacent to the waterfront. DPD’s summary of recommendations see link below:  Adjust floor area requirements to promote housing and hotel uses. Reclassify streets to apply higher…


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Bell’s Town

Hit the Bricks and Explore the Legacy This is next in a series covering Belltown’s buildings and its history. City Hostel Seattle, formerly the William Tell Hotel/ Lorraine Hotel, J. Lister Holmes, 1925, renovated by…


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Bell’s Town

Hit the Bricks and Explore the Legacy This is first in a series covering Belltown’s buildings and its history. Austin A. Bell Building, Elmer Fisher, 1890, renovated 1997 by the Snell Partnership, 2324 First Avenue…


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Who is Joe Nix?

     Joe Nix is Belltown! Joe Nix grew up observing his father and grandfather work to maintain Foss tugs and Chris Craft boats.  He watched them repair the engines and keep up the outer appearance of…


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MID Comes to Belltown

The Metropolitan Improvement District (MID) is a non-profit service organization that strives to make Downtown clean, safe, and inviting. The MID achieves this by providing cleaning and safety/hospitality services, as well as destination marketing, research,…


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The Lost Pelican Comes to Belltown

Belltown welcomes a new neighborhood bar & grill located on the corner of First Avenue and Battery Street.  The Lost Pelican serves small plate Creole inspired food and creative spirits at the long bar.   The…


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Behind the Bar ™

BEHIND THE BAR™ A Scrumptious Concoction from Belltown by Jules Milan, Fiction Community Contributor I’m a lawyer by day and a bartender by night. Trust me; never trust a lawyer. One of my own set me up,…



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Storefronts Belltown Announces Six Sewn Sculptures and Light Boxes

Storefronts Seattle is proud to announce the expansion of our program into a brand new neighborhood. In collaboration with the Belltown Business Association and with support from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, we’re very excited to bring our arts…